Originally Posted by w32honu
Thanks for the info. Pro-furl might be the way to go after all.
Our boat, also named Honu, began life as a "Whistler 32." She is an older Chuck Payne design. Its a long story, but we have modified the boat to suit our needs/desires. So much so that we refer to her as an Able 32 in deference to her builder…..Able Marine
. So the handle W32honu. Confusing I know………...
How is Hawaii
these days? Julie and I spent a good portion of our youth in Hawaii
(high school/college/early working life….etc.) At times we miss those days. Especially after a historic New England
winter. :face palm:
Steve n Jules
The cruising must be wonderful in the NE in the non winter but there's now way I could suffer through the rest of the year. We did the opposite of you coming from Seattle
and Kalamazoo to Hawaii after school
and time working. Dropped the hook in Kona coming back from SoPac nearly 40 years ago and never left. The people are pretty much the same though the cost of living has gotten totally crazy. Traffic, especially on Oahu
, ranks with LA. The government
is totally screwed up and seems incapable of accomplishing anything except buying
off the various constituency's votes. That seems to be the same with the mainland, however. After resisting having a weather
segment in the nightly newscasts for years, they've finally gone mainland. Probably didn't want to feel out of step with the real world. Who needs weather
reports when it's always 80 in the daytime and never much lower than 70 at night even in the depths of winter.
are on the mainland and my wife needs regular Tutu fixes so have been spending a lot more time there. Flew into Seattle
in one of their infrequent snow storms and extreme cold snaps a while back. Had forgotten how totally unpleasant sub freezing weather is. Fled south to Carlsbad, CA and it was still only in '50s. Wife refused to get out of bed
till it warmed into the '60s. Don't know how you people can take living in the real world.
Have always admired Chuck Paine's designs but 1. couldn't find one on the Left Coast and 2. probably couldn't afford it if found. Did you totally rebuild
or just rehab a neglected boat?
Probably should move this to a PM as I've totally hijacked your thread. Just to keep on the original track. Might look at the Schaeffer furler
Believe Practical Sailor rated it as the best furler
when they did comparisons. IIRC it's a bit pricey compared to the ProFurl, though. Whatever you get, make sure it has an open drum. Over rides and other jams in the furling
line are a total PITA and maybe even fatal if you can't get at the line to clear the problem.